"Lepanto" was written when Chesterton was still in school. It tells about the Battle of Lepanto, in which the vastly outnumbered Holy League, led by an illegimately born prince, beat the Ottoman Empire's galleys, thus helping change the course of history.
Source "Lepanto", 1911Run time 10:29
It also refers to the historical fact that Cervantes, once a prisoner in the Ottoman galleys, fought in the great and chivalrous Battle of Lepanto... and then went home and wrote Don Quixote.
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November 6, 2012
This is well worth downloading because it's set to music, and the tune fits the words to admiration, making it a heroic ballad I'd love to hear sung by many voices with a few drums as well.
Very well sung also--the only reason I took off one star is that there are a couple of places where the singer falters momentarily on a complicated line.
In all, my thanks to the singer & composer of the tune (whether they're the same person or not--the page isn't telling me.) An excellent job.